A straw and a sea turtle: Why we should stop using single-use plastic

By | Michaela Morris
Associate, Oceans, Environment America

The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea. 

The gavel has fallen and the 2019 Oregon legislative session is officially over. I wanted to share with you the good, the bad and the ugly from this year’s session.

Green Zoning Combats Climate Change

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

As Oregon wrestles with the best ways to increase housing stock and manage population growth, it’s crucial that state and local governments make choices that protect the state’s precious outdoor spaces and reduce carbon emissions. That's why we support House Bill 2001.

What will we tell our kids?

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

We live in a pivotal time in human history—one where we, humans, collectively, have to decide our fate and the fate of all other life on earth. Are we up for the challenge? I hope so.

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